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Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:48 am Post subject: SYNCSORT - questions
I have a few questions. I trying to decide if I need to write a cobol program or can use syncsort to accomplish this task. I am trying to generate a report which will include a header at the top of every page and the total number of records processed in the trailer at the end of the report. I am in an IBM Mainfram shop. I am using syncsort because I am not familiar with DFSORT. Is this even available? How can I determine which one to use. I know that syncsort is used here. Not sure about DFSORT
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Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:59 pm Post subject:
I am using syncsort because I am not familiar with DFSORT. Is this even available? How can I determine which one to use. I know that syncsort is used here. Not sure about DFSORT
If your site uses Syncsort, then it's probable it doesn't also have DFSORT. Most sites have one or the other. It is possible that Syncsort is the primary sort product at your shop and DFSORT is also available, but in that case you'd have to JOBLIB/STEPLIB to DFSORT in the libraries where your System Programmers installed it, so you'd have to ask them.
I'm a DFSORT developer. DFSORT and Syncsort are competitive products. I'm happy to answer questions on DFSORT and DFSORT's ICETOOL, but I don't answer questions on Syncsort.
If, in fact, you can use DFSORT, let me know and I'll be happy to help you with it. _________________ Frank Yaeger - DFSORT Development Team (IBM) - email@example.com
Specialties: JOINKEYS, FINDREP, WHEN=GROUP, ICETOOL, Symbols, Migration
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